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D.I.Y Senior Pictures

D.I.Y Senior Pictures

July 15, 2019

During the summer before senior year, many students take their senior photos. These are usually professional portraits by photographers, but sometimes students choose to stage their own photos with a friend or family member. Here are the top five spots for D.I.Y senior photos: Keeneland A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland, features beautifully landscaped grounds that are open to the public ...

Ideas for a Fun Summer Date

Ideas for a Fun Summer Date

June 20, 2019

Along with summer camps and family vacations, summertime is the perfect time for adorable dates.  If you're looking for something romantic, you can't go wrong with a drive-in movie. You can take snacks and blankets and watch a film under the stars. It can be an intimate and fun date, or a perfect night for a group of friends. Another great date idea is bowling because it gives you something to do instead of ...

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

June 10, 2019

The number one cause of skin cancer is the exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Many teens enjoy laying out by the pool in the sun. However, they may not be aware of the dangers the sun can cause. Cancer occurs when the cells in the body divided too quickly, creating an overabundance of cells usually forming tumors. This disease can occur almost anywhere in the body--even skin. Ther...

The Change

May 31, 2019

The Change is a student made short documentary featuring Victoria Bravo, Sloan Scroggin, Mason Taylor, and Ella Turner. In "The Change", these students talk about what they advocate for and encourage other high school students to involve themselves in their community and become activists.

The Life of a PRIDE Buck

The Life of a PRIDE Buck

May 27, 2019

Two years ago, Dunbar's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee created an acronym that represents all of Dunbar's school-wide expectations. PRIDE stands for Positive, Respectful, Involved, Dependable and Excellent. To reward students who exhibit one or more of these traits, faculty and staff can give out PRIDE bucks. The behaviors earning "bucks" can be as simple as studen...

Which Old Kentucky Chocolate Bar is Best?

Which Old Kentucky Chocolate Bar is Best?

May 24, 2019

Business Managers CeCe Balog and Allison O'Hara are no strangers to fundraising. And they know the most profitable of all fundraisers is, you guessed it, candy sales. This year, PLD Lamplighter decided to sell candy bars from Old Kentucky Chocolates. They ordered five flavors. Since part of being a business manager is to oversee fundraising and evaluate income streams for the program, CeCe and Allison decided to...

Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Party Ideas

May 20, 2019

Making it through high school can be difficult, so the completion of high school deserves a spectacular send-off. Large gatherings If the graduate is a "large party" person, then go big. The venue could be a house, a barn, or a park--anywhere with lots of space for food, festivities and fun with games like volleyball, cornhole, or giant Twister. "For graduation I am going to have a huge party because gr...

If I Had a Million Dollars

If I Had a Million Dollars

May 13, 2019

According to WDRB, of every dollar played in the Kentucky Lottery, 61 cents goes to the winner, 6 cents to administrative costs, 6 cents to retailers who sell the tickets and 27 cents is given back into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Overall, this has resulted in $4.9 billion dollars. Of the $4.9 billion, roughly $1.8 billion has gone toward the state's general fund and to the SEEK educational prog...

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

May 10, 2019

May 5, 2019, was a hopeful day for Wendy's fans. It was the moment everyone has been waiting for: the spicy nuggets are back. In March 2017, Wendy’s stated that they were going to remove spicy chicken nuggets from their menu due to lack of demand. Some nugget eaters were not phased or even knew that they were on the menu, while others were furious. Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a go...

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

May 6, 2019

AP Exams have begun, so this time of year is the most stressful for everyone: teachers, students and parents. But proper preparation for AP Exams could ease some of that stress.  In my survival guide, I have 5 key tips that saved my exam scores and as AP World History teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams likes to say, “I got [my] $7,000.” Start Studying Early Obviously it’s a little ...

A Teacher’s Influence Changes Lives

May 5, 2019

Teachers are a big part of students' lives. They guide students towards a successful future. For 13 years (K-12), we spend hours upon hours with our teachers. They become like our parents sometimes, and they influence us and help shape who we become.  At Dunbar, we have some pretty great teachers. Teachers are judged regularly by their students, but how do they determine what makes a good teacher...

Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

May 4, 2019

Ramadan takes place during the 9th month of every year where strict fasting is practiced from sunrise to sunset. A month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline. This is motivated by the Hadith, especially in Al-Bukhari which states, "When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains." This strict fasting only all...